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Family Safaris

Africa is a fantastic destination for families, with many lodges and camps throughout the continent welcoming children of all ages.

The continent’s wildlife areas are filled with amazing wonders such as storybook animals including giraffe, lion and elephant, as well as fascinating people and vibrant cultures. Of course, there’s also the excitement and freedom of being out in the wilderness most of the time.

Many lodges and camps offer programs that engage kids, such as guided walks, cultural village visits and sometimes hands-on junior ranger programs. Some have swimming pools or plunge pools to while away the hot afternoon hours. The right kind of accommodation is important for everybody’s enjoyment, so we handpick properties that have family rooms, inter-connecting rooms or exclusive-use villas. One of the best African experiences for children is private mobile camping, where kids can experience the thrill of sleeping under canvas in the African bush. With a seasoned camp crew to see to your comfort throughout the adventure, you can spend all your time searching for captivating local wildlife.

Malaria can be a consideration when travelling with children; the dry season is lower risk for this disease, while there are entirely malaria-free reserves, mainly in South Africa.

Enjoy the flexibility of flying and/or driving between properties – both modes of transport have their advantages. Mixing it up throughout the safari should keep the kids entertained!

Want to find out more about our different types of Family Safaris? Call one of our travel specialists on
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Suggested Family Safaris

The following sample itineraries are an example of the kinds of personalised family safaris that our travel specialists can tailor design. Our team of seasoned African travellers have the knowledge and experience to help you choose the African safari that best suits your style of travel and budget.

Kenya and Tanzania Family Safari

Kenya & Tanzania
17 days/16 nights
East Africa Family Adventure

Let the clan experience East Africa’s wildlife and culture on this adventure, beginning on Kenya’s Uaso Nyiro riverbank. Samburu Intrepids Camp offers village excursions, game drives and nature walks. See Lake Nakuru, renowned for its pink flamingos. Governor’s Camp in the Masai Mara overlooks plains dotted with fantastical creatures. Tanzania’s Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp provides cubs the opportunity to throw spears, catch creepy crawlies, as well as take exciting game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater. Klein’s Camp in the Serengeti operates the WILDChild Programme featuring engaging activities designed for shorter attention spans.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

Day 1: Kenya, Nairobi (Nairobi Serena)

Days 3-6: Kenya, Samburu (Samburu Intrepids)

Days 7/8: Kenya, Lake Nakuru (Mbweha Camp)

Days 9-11: Kenya, Masai Mara (Governors Main Camp)

Days 12-14: Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater (Lemala Ngorongoro Camp)

Days 15-16: Tanzania, Serengeti (Kleins Camp)

Day 17: Tour ends

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Kenya Family Safari

Kenya
11 days/10 nights
Cultural Heartlands

Assemble the tribe to explore Kenya’s cultural heartlands, starting the dry, stunning terrain of the Samburu Game Reserve, where life revolves around the bronzed Uaso Nyiro River. Samburu Intrepids Camp boasts the amazing Adventurers’ Club, which has an obstacle course, and where edu-tainment is the order of the day. Next, visit Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its millions of pink flamingos and home to waterbuck, rhino and leopard. Last stop: Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp for the quintessential safari experience on the Masai Mara’s endless plains. Thrill the kids with walking safaris, game drives and hot air ballooning.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

Day 1: Nairobi (Nairobi Serena)

Days 2-5: Samburu (Samburu Intrepids)

Days 6/7: Kenya, Lake Nakuru (Mbweha Camp)

Days 8-10: Masai Mara (&Beyond Kichwa Tembo)

Day 11: Tour ends

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South Africa
10 days/9 nights
Family Safari

See Africa’s most iconic animals on this family-friendly safari. Start at Pilanesberg National Park, staying at the adjoining Sun City Cabanas. Search for elephant and antelope in the reserve, while enjoying kiddie-centric entertainment such as a maze, croc sanctuary and mini-zoo at the property. African Elite Serviced Apartments provides room for everyone to relax in a central Cape Town location. Located in the beautiful Manyeleti Game Reserve, Honeyguide Khoka Moya offers fantastic activity programs design specifically for families and children.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

Days 1/2: Sun City (Sun City Cabanas)

Days 3-6: Cape Town (V&A Waterfront Apartments)

Days 7-9: Timbavati (Simbavati River Lodge, Family Chalet)

Day 10: Tour ends

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Botswana & Victoria Falls
9 days/8 nights
Okavango and Victoria Falls for kids

Suitable for children over 7, delightful Kanana Camp offers tented accommodation in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, with an opportunity to sleep beneath the stars. Activities include game-viewing by vehicle, mokoro or on foot. In the heart of Moremi Game Reserve, Okuti has two spacious double-bedroom units amidst one of Botswana’s prime game viewing regions. With two and three-bedroom options, the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Suites provide privacy and comfort just 4 kilometres from Zimbabwe’s awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

Days 1-3: Botswana, Okavango (Kanana Camp)

Days 4-6: Botswana, Moremi (Okuti Camp)

Days 7/8: Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls (Victoria Falls Safari Suites)

Day 9: Tour ends

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South Africa & Victoria Falls
9 days/8 nights
Family Fun for Everyone

The adventure begins in Pilanesberg National Park, where the characters of the Lion King come to life. Nearby Sun City Cabanas offers spacious suites and plenty of family-focussed entertainment, from a water park to a gaming arcade. Little Madikwe Private Camp in Madikwe Game Reserve can be booked in its entirety, so you have a villa, safari vehicle, ranger and butler all to yourself. Take game drives at leisure, for as long as you and the kids can handle. The fairytale ends at Livingstone’s AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, which boasts a huge lagoon pool and Africa’s highest waterfall on its doorstep.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

Days 1-3: South Africa, Sun City (Sun City Cabanas)

Days 4-7: South Africa, Madikwe Game Reserve (Little Madikwe)

Day 8: Zambia, Victoria Falls (AVANI Victoria Falls Resort)

Day 9: Tour ends

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South Africa
8 days/7 nights
Cape Explorer

Your expedition starts on Cape Town’s buzzing Victoria & Albert Waterfront, at the Table Bay Hotel, whose family rooms overlook the mountains or harbour. Travel south along the Garden Route to the celebrated Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in Gansbaai. Your luxury cottage stands amid rare fynbos plants, which you can learn about on nature walks or while horseback riding. The grand finale is a ‘Big 5’ safari in the unspoilt Eastern Cape. Kwandwe’s chic Ecca Lodge offers kids a welcome pack and educational activities such as tree-planting, ranger-led ‘Bug & Bones’ walks and even game drives if a private vehicle is booked.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

Days 1/2: Cape Town (The Table Bay Hotel)

Days 3-5: Grootbos Nature Reserve (Grootbos Garden Lodge)

Days 6/7: Eastern Cape Game Reserve (Kwandwe Ecca Lodge)

Day 8: Tour ends

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